The Resonant Lung
- Friday, March 22 at -
The Resonant Lung opens March 3rd & features concert of acclaimed composer Ricardo Donoso on March 4th
The Resonant Lung is the full realization of the historic pipe organ project by Dimension Gallery co-founder Colin McIntyre. The experiential sound environment is built inside of a 40’ shipping container, the 5 octave pipe organ will be controlled electronically, allowing composers to design soundscapes to be featured on the pipes. Visitors will have intimate encounters in small groups with the compositions inside the sculpted space. The opening will initially feature compositions by McIntyre and by his first guest in what will become a revolving sound residency with The Resonant Lung.
In celebration of this art and sound exhibit, Colin McIntyre Sculpture Studio and Antumbrae Intermedia are co-presenting a concert featuring Ricardo Donoso. Donoso is a composer, percussionist and electronic musician from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil who currently resides in Boston. After having studied composition at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory he has participated in a slew of projects over the years, from holding down the drum chair in new music/avant-metal visionaries Ehnahre to scoring for recent documentary features such as Greg Barker’s “Homegrown: The Counter Terror Dilemma” (HBO pictures 2016) and the Grand Prize short film winner in Brazilian cinema “Casimiro Effect”. Donoso has since collaborated with film makers & video artists on commissions worldwide creating immersive environments & performances.
As a solo recording artist, Donoso has released music on esteemed labels such as Denovali, Digitalis, Further Records and Hospital Productions, and continues to tour throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. He is most concerned with building and manipulating an immersive sound world that blurs the line between light and dark, hope and despair, past and future. Under a chain of progressive rhythms, cinematic textures and elegant melodicism, Donoso’s work pushes through with piercing strength, manipulating a sonic wave through space with nothing but pulse and mind blowing intensity.
This project is supported in part by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, Big Medium, The Texas Commission for the Arts, and Antumbrae Intermedia.